Why Pledge?

Let's start by talking about what pledging is not. Pledging is not a commitment that must be followed or we will report you to a collection agency. It is an estimate to the best of your ability of the amount of money that you think you can give to the church. We want people to give from their hearts to Christ Church.

We cannot do our work within the community and the world without the financial support needed to operate the church. We need your generous contributions to reach out with our many ministries to meet the needs of our congregation and the community around us. No pledge is too small.



Where Does The Money Go?

Christ Church is engaged in over 40 programs designed to make a difference in the lives of so many in the community. All of this requires financial support. The “routine” expenses of maintaining the physical church are always present. We provide the dedicated staff with fair compensation and benefits packages. Our budget supports the excellent music and worship programs and Christian education for all—especially children and youth. We also support critical outreach programs, both locally and internationally.

Each year, the vestry of Christ Episcopal Church plans the budget and evaluates each expense in light of the Church's vision to "grow as a thriving community in the heart of Springfield, recognized for ministry to our congregation, community, and world."


How Do I Make A Pledge or Gift?

Each year, typically starting in September, Christ Church begins our pledge campaign for the upcoming year. Members will be mailed a pledge card, and cards will be available to fill out on Sunday. Pledges are typically fulfilled via check (weekly, monthly, or annually), a bank ACH transfer, or through a retirement account at the end of the year.

Rather than a pledge, many members also give online. You can set up a one-time or recurring gift by using the button below. We also have an app powered by Realm! If you would like to give via the app, and also have access to our directory, please contact Franz Ginsberg at or call the office at 417-866-5133 to get set up.